Thoughts from Kelln


Posted on February 09, 2014

      It’s another cold day here in paradise.  We have a little bit of snow coming down, mixed with some sleet and freezing fog.  What the heck is freezing fog?  I don’t know for sure, but we’ve got it.  The goats all have hay, full feeders, shelter and access to a good drink.  I think the goats are ready for it to thaw out as well.        Looks like there are

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Friday night

Posted on February 08, 2014

       We aren’t far from Saturday morning as we hit the keyboard.  I don’t have a great story for you all tonight, but let’s see what tomorrow brings.        I did watch the opening ceremonies tonight.  One can never under-estimate the power of Russia.  That country is so big, so diverse and so scary at anything it wants to do, that we shouldn’t forget about them.        I know

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Posted on February 07, 2014

      I’m the fattest that I have ever been.  I have weighed around 188 for the past 20 + years.  Since, Thanksgiving I have blossomed to about 195 to 197.  I don’t have to hold my breath to button my jeans, but they are nearing maximum capacity.        What has caused this?  My regular diet was not a healthful one before nor since.  My habits have not gotten any worse, maybe

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online auctions

Posted on February 06, 2014

     There are a lot of questions surrounding online auctions.  I’ve been selling goats in online auctions as long as anybody.  Kela and Milligan partnered to do the first online goat auction in OK several years ago.  For a breeder that doesn’t have large #s, an online auction is an excellent place to market goats.  For a breeder that has LOTS of goats, it is an excellent way to attract new buyers, while still

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Posted on February 05, 2014

    Life is wonderful here at the Kelln Kompound.  We had over 8″ of a wet snow with NO wind today.  Finally, a chance for some moisture.  Of course, the cold sits in and the wind machine fires back up the rest of the week.  I hate how does can destroy fence.  Recently had a flush baby committ goat-icide (It’s always something new).  But, then I get an email from my beloved daughter.  

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Posted on February 04, 2014

      This continues to amaze me.  How a mature doe can fit through a creep gate that is too small a hole for some of the kids to fit through.  I’ve got this female dog of a doe that I cannot keep out of the creep area.  She doesn’t eat the feed.  She just wants to lay with the kids and crap a pile and piss all over the wood chips.  If she

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Pet Peeves & commercials

Posted on February 03, 2014

There are several things that I don’t like to deal with.  Some would call these pet peeves. 1–People who drive to slow in front of me. 2–Pallets–They are a PITA.  You have to have them, but then they are in the way. 3–Sandburs 4–Warm beer 5–No orange juice or no tea in the fridge. 6–Stock show animals not presented properly.  Dirty animals, bad clip/shear job, subpar showmanship,crappy judges, etc. 7–Bad politicians.   8–Radio commercials 9–The

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Online marketing

Posted on February 01, 2014

       In today’s online, social media world, if you have something to sell, then you MUST have an online presence.  And it needs to be current.  Let me give you a few examples from my personal experience.        The dealership in Woodward,OK is a small, but growing store that is a part of an exceptional Deere dealership.  I have a former student that is a really good salesman for our store.

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Posted on January 31, 2014

     We continue to have our own discovery channel around the Kelln Kompound.  I routinely discover things that prove that I am getting old.  Today’s was the e-mail offering an early ticket order for Motley Crue’s FINAL concert tour.  I used to go to a lot of concerts.  Not so much the past 20 years, other than the family hitting the TSO concerts.  Time to change that.  I can see me riding out my

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Posted on January 30, 2014

     Everything that I have is 4 sale–almost.  It’s just that some things will be harder to get bought than others.  I was looking around my barn this evening and realized that I have too many of a certain useful item.  I, actually we, have too many scales.  I have one set that is on semi-permanent loan that is currently being used southwest of Shattuck.  Duke has the set that he won at the

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